Rise of Coding : Why We Should All Learn A Little Code [INFOGRAPHIC]

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One of the entries on my New Year resolutions this year is to learn how to code. With it being October tomorrow, I am rapidly running out of time if I am going to make the December 31st deadline for getting started. But my procrastination is partly due to the fact that I look upon programming code as difficult. While I understand basic HTML, things like Javascript, CSS, Ruby on Rails, and Python go totally over my head, no matter how determined I am to learn them.

But it’s worth the effort to keep trying, as today’s infographic, from www.onlinecollege.org, shows. Those with knowledge of programming code can expect to be offered jobs with very attractive salaries. Google and Facebook are known for being willing to pay top dollar to retain a company’s engineers when they buy the place out. With the world increasingly being run by computers and living on the Internet, demand will constantly stay high for those who can create websites and keep servers running.

What about you? Are you currently trying to learn how to code? If so, how easy or difficult are you finding it? If you’re not learning yet, which code would you like to try to learn, and why?

Programming Infographic

Infographic Source: www.onlinecollege.org
Image Source: Computer Screen Up-Close via Shutterstock

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Comments (28)
  • Andre Mendoza

    I joined Codecademy at the beginning of the year and started learning Javascript. I bought a domain for my 14 year old and he’s now working through the HTML and CSS lessons. It’s a great website that’s fully interactive.

    I’m also taking these two courses soon:
    https://www.coursera.org/course/interactivepython
    https://www.coursera.org/course/androidapps101

  • XA

    …So only 3 sources that involve women and computers were cited, and suddenly you can conclude that “most programming pioneers are women”? What bullshit is this?

  • kendall sencherey

    i will like to lean how to but i don,t have any help.

  • Dr Jeffrey Lybarger

    First, thank you for writing this article, it is very informative (even if there are apparently minor errors or semantic issues according to previous comments).

    Secondly, as a non-coder (taking one semester of COBOL in high school in 1989 does not count, right?) I have recently started learning through codecademy. I can say that codecademy is a great site to learn through (please remember this is my personal opinion and I do not have experience with any other coding sites, but Codecademy is very user friendly).

    Lastly, your articles help me learn something new every day, keep up the great work!

    Dr. Jeff

  • Jake Thompson

    I started learning this year and I really do enjoy programming. Sure it can be tedious and repetitive but I think it’s really cool and eventually I want to get a degree in programming :)

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